Neck pain can result from injury to any of the structures in the neck including the muscles, ligaments, nerves, joints and discs. The causes of neck pain are varied ranging from an acute muscle strain to chronic postural related pain with associated stiffness and muscle weakness.
Depending on the structure which is injured and the extent of injury, neck pain may be localised or may refer into the shoulder, down the upper limb, or up towards the head and face.
Neck pain is one of the most common complaints with up to 70% of the population suffering from it at some stage in their lives. Sufferers of neck pain also report high recurrence rates and for this reason it is vital that any incidence of neck pain is managed appropriately as soon as possible.
Treatment for Neck Pain
Our Physiotherapists are experts in the management of neck related disorders. Our Chartered Physiotherapists will provide a thorough assessment and physical examination to ascertain the cause of your neck pain. We may use any of the following treatment techniques to help regain pain free movement and function in the neck: Joint mobilisation, joint manipulation, deep tissue massage, myofascial release techniques, dry needling, corrective taping, corrective strengthening and movement correction exercises.
Common Causes of Neck Pain include:
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Nerve impingement/ Pinched nerve
- Facet joint injury
- Wryneck (crick in the neck)
- Disc related pain
- Arthritis / Spondylosis
- Muscle strains
- Postural deficiency